"Linnett ward with abdo pain and dehydration"
About: The Great Western Hospital The Great Western Hospital Swindon SN3 6BB
Posted by tuppence
Jan 2014 I was taken into GWH 3 times for same reasons. First A and E told me I would be given oral morph when I went up to the ward. Then I discover that I had already been signed off as having already had taken it, when I had not. Once moved up to Linnet Ward, I requested some more pain killer which I was refused. Ok that's understandable, so as I have a mental health disorder and was at risk of becoming very upset, I requested my already prescribed Lorazipan which would have kept me calm and helped me sleep with the pain. I was refused because I needed to see a doctor first but they were apparently busy. My husband showed his carers card and tried to explain the potential of what might occur without this medication and he was ignored because apparently the nursing staff know better. I then got upset and said I wanted to go home, a nurse came and pinned me to the bed. I screamed loudly. All of a sudden several nurses and two very busy doctors appeared in seconds. After a call to mental health they decided my husband and I were correct all along and gave me my medication. Another time within the three admissions about the same issue I was told by a doctor that I was constipated when I know I definitely was not. He sent me home with some medication for constipation. By the following day I was back in with serve dehydration from vomiting and diarha. Another night in Linnet ward I requested my medication, they gave me one tablet but I knew very quickly that this was not enough to calm me down so asked for my second tablet and was rudely refused despite explaining that I knew my own reactions to that medication. I started to call police on my mobile as I was scared what I might do, the nurse snatched my mobile phone off of me and told the police all was fine. A lot of this is at least unprofessional if not illegal. I have not bothered to pursue prosecuting because its not worth the hassel.